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and prospective players. mlb issued this statement. the minor league drug program covers all players at the club academies and the dominican republic and venezuela. we conducted over 2,000 tests in latin america last season. back in the dominican republic the current situation doesn't change the pride the players feel about the numerous players. >> translator: we'll keep loving on both players in spite of what has happened. >> rafael romo is here with us. this stuff's all over the place, widely available. >> the main problem is the lack of oversight in some of these countries. we're not trying to single out any particular country. the dominican republic has most of the foreign players to the major league. some can be sold over the counter. you can get them from a doctor. a contact was telling me even some of the situations used for injured horses, in essence, steroids, are used by some of these players. when you ask mlb they say no, we are very proactive about this. >> we talked to that writer yesterday and they said they're tl trying to have their anabolic cake and eat it too. the league is tur
report it states that a-rod and the mlb, quote, aren't anywhere close to a deal to avoid a lifetime ban for him. sources telling espn if rodriguez does not agree, he will have to fight the league through arbitration and while it's not clear the length of suspension either side would accept, a-rod is said to fight it mainly in an attempt to salvage more than the 100 million dollars on his contract. joining me now is dave briggs of nbcnz@tz sports network. this has a lot of people scratching their heads because if the mlb has the evidence it needs against a-rod and the b biogenesis gajeds why not pull the trig. and deal with it. >> the lifetime ban? >> the lifetime ban and making everybody suffer through there. >> the lifetime ban is a massive overreach. no chance major league baseball gets that. that is like a divorcee asking for the house and the money and the dog. you know you're not going to get it. you know you want that 200-game suspension probably the rest of this year, all of next year. >> his age and his condition isn't that a lifetime ban there? >> it is. you would be coming bac
then that the mlb's announce many comes on the same day that a-rod is slated to make his season debut after several injuries have kept him away from the big leagues for over nine months. yankee outfielder vernon wells summed up the situation saying it should be a bit of a circus. according to the mlb, rodriguez not only abusd banned substances but also tried to destroy evidence once an investigation was under way. in typical achlt rod fashion, a-rod is placing the blame on everyone but a-rod. >> there's more than one party that benefits from me not ever stepping back on the field and that's not my teammates and it is not the yankee fans. when all this stuff is going on in the background and people are finding creative ways to cancel your contract and stuff like that, i think that's concerning. >> the man accused of cheefting claiming he's being cheated out of his $90 million contract. joining me today, washington bureau chief for buzz feed, john stanton, founder and president of the center for social inclusion, maya wiley. from sirius xm, chris "mad dog" ruse sew and benjamin wallace wells. "the ha
are talking about. alex rodriguez may have avoided a lifetime ban, but the mlb's suspension has put the player's future in jeopardy. major league baseball suspended 13 players linked to the performance enhancing drug investigation. the league made an example. out of a-rod sidelining him until the 2015 season. rodriguez's ban is to take effect on august 8th, but he'll appeal the suspension which will allow him to play until a ruling takes place. so white sox fans greeted a-rod with relentless boos and in a news conference before the game, both rodriguez and the yankees manager made it clear that a-rod will stay on the roster while he fights for his baseball life. >> i have had two hip surgeries, two knee surgeries, i'm fight ing for my life. i have to defend myself. if i don't defend myself, no one else will. there's a process. i'm happy to process in due time. hopefully whatever happens happens, happens. >> let's get more on the suspensions. i'm joined by a sports writer for think progress. good morning, travis. thanks for being with us. >> thank you for having me. >> people have criticized th
rodriguez yet. we are awaiting a release from major league baseball. mlb source tells him there will be a release and no presser. it looks like they are leaning to a couple of releases and a lot of speculation that a rod will be suspended from this year and the entirity of 2014. and the commissioner could ban him for life under the collective bargaining agreement. it could be a major stand off here and we await the major developments. >> this is a shocking scene in california. a power plant implosion goes terribly wrong. and hundreds of people had gathered in bakersville to watch the demolition and flying snap nel injured some. >> they would implode this thing and a huge crowd gathered to see it and people were camping out overnight to make sure they had front row seats and they set up a security perimeter around the plant and the fire department pushed it back further to be safe. it was not far enough. and remember, in an implosion, things are supposed to fall in and listen to the implosion and watch the shrapnel fly. looking at the shrapnel. it is difficult to see. the p
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mlb suspension comes down by then. nbc's ron mott has been tracking all of this in new york. do we expect the suspension to come down? i know his lawyers said they were going to fight anything. are they trying to work out a deal? >> that's the rumorumor, that they're trying to work out a deal. last night, some of the reports were that both sides have essentially walked away from one another because they're so far away from a deal. no one really knows. i think we need one of those msnbc clocks to show lounge this a-rod watch has gone on. i think i'm on day nine here. essentially, it boils down to this, whether he will accept a suspension that the league is going to push for, a pretty substantial suspension, or if he doesn't, they can't work out a deal, there are reports that the commissioner is ready to issue this lifetime ban, which will keep a-rod off the field indefinitely. he, of course, can appeal that. no one knows for sure. what we know for sure is he's scheduled to play tonight in trenton, new jersey, for the thunder, a aa team down there, a yankee organization. presumably,
of the mlb after the suspension was doled out where he said a-rod was not treated fairly. they think bud selig went out of his power here. they are going to go out there and vehemently fight for alex rodriguez. that's what it comes down to. >> okay. i like bud selig. the first time the guy used drugs, he broke the rules. he got caught. then he said he wouldn't do it again. then he got caught doing it again. then he tried to cover it up, and now he is finally caught, and now he is appealing. why would you take his side? why would anybody take his side unless they were a union shop steward. >> in this case, that's the case. the union shop steward does his job. does anybody who's objective take a-rod's side? >> it's not a matter of taking alex rodriguez's side. chris, you understand this. it's due process. he is due rights. he was not going to take the medicine that major league baseball was doling out, swallow it and in essence ending his career. you don't think he's coming out after being out of baseball for two years at 39, soon to be 40 and say you know what? that's good. i'll take my $
number but that's what they calculated his batting average would have been without the drugs. >> mlb baseball suspended him a total of 211 games. otherwise known as what a single baseball game feels like. >> it grew last suspicious last summer when rodriguez won his seventh tour de france. >> he said is he going to appeal the decision and keep playing. even anthony weiner was like, man, some people just don't know when to quit. just get out! it starts with something little, like taking a first step. and then another. and another. and if you do it. and your friends do it. and their friends do it... soon we'll be walking our way to awareness, support and an end to alzheimer's disease. and that? that would be big. grab your friends and family and start a team today. register at alz.org [ male announcer ] it's a golden opportunity to discover a hybrid from the luxury car company that understands that one type of hybrid isn't right for everyone. come to the lexus golden opportunity sales event and choose from one of five lexus hybrids that's right for you, including the lexus es and ct hy
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? apparently espn has a source saying mlb has evidence that he attempted to coerce at least one of the witnesses. and that's why the league is saying that he deserves even a bigger punishment than the rest of them. >> he will find out shortly. >>> another giant recall of contaminated ground beef by the same kansas company. the latest recall by national beef packaging company involves 50,000 pounds of meat sold mainly to wholesalers in 40 and 50-pound cases. the usda says it's unclear which retailers sold the meat. it recalled meat in june after a similar e. coli scare. >>> the bipartisan bill that would lower student loan rates by tying them to financial markets was overwhelmingly approved last night. undergraduates borrowing this fall will pay about 3.9% interest on subsidized stafford loans. the rates will fluctuate with the economy, but they can't go much higher than 8.25%. >>> if you haven't checked facebook's value lately, you might be surprised. shares traded above $38 briefly yesterday before pulling back just a little bit. that's the price at which the company hit the ma
. what we have right now in terms of the game, it's a waiting game to see what mlb decides to do specifically in terms of that suspension. >> jason, let me jump in. i think rachel nichols is about to break the news. rachel, what are you learning in the last 60 seconds that we haven't been talking? >> you may have seen me leaning over my desk. i was reading a press release from major league baseball. they have announced the suspensions of the 12 players, the players who have accepted their 50-game suspensions. they have not included alex rodriguez on that statement, so we are still waiting for the a-rod portion of this. but it is notable, 12 players suspended for using performance enhancing drugs. several star players on that list including johnny peralta of the detroit tigers, including nelson cruz of the texas rangers, guys who are basically saying, i give. you caught me. and they are accepting these suspensions. that is huge. we are still awaiting word of what's going to go on with alex rodriguez. interesting to see this trickle out the way it is. i mentioned that espn report t
league baseball suspends him forever. >> a lifetime ban may be a difficult penalty for the mlb to impose since a-rod has never been punished for steroid use. it is likely there will be an appeals process. aditi roy, abc, at yankees stadium in the bronx. >> there is so much involved with this. one interesting point. they may have to extend the trade deadline. the teams don't know if they may need to bring on new folks make changes if they lose people. >> yankees need a third baseman. is it going to be a-rod? deep down, is it not going to be a-rod? deep down, the yankees would like it not to be a-rod, pocket salary and part ties. a lot of teams don't we neede in amazings hag af after the whole mark mcgwire, barry bonds, this is still front and center even today. >> there seemed like so many false starts. people would not be held accountable. seems like this is it. >> serious feg no >> >>> moving on. you might remember that the mother of baseball legend cal ripken jr. was kidnapped for 24 hours last july. the crime remains unsolved. ripken is offering $100,000 reward for information leadin
of using steroids who admitted to it fall back in the same category knowing that mlb is looking at him closely? i think only an idiot would do that. >> reporter: only candid fans come from new york, heather. heather: that is true. adam housley, thank you. bill: home against detroit on friday night. we'll see how yankees fans react >>> word from mike emanuel on president george bush, 43 now. apparently he had a procedure yesterday in dallas. this was a statement put out moments ago, reading now, during president george w. bush's examination in the cooper clinic in dallas, a blockage discovered in the an artery in his heart. it continues, at the recommendation of his doctors, president bush agreed to have a extent placed to open the blockage. the procedure was performed successfully this morning without complication at texas health presbyterian hospital, dated august 6th. that would be this morning. president bush is in high spirits and eager to return home tomorrow to resume his normal schedule on thursday. he is grateful to the skilled medical professionals who cared for him. he thanks
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